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Amongst Whistler locals, Function Junction has been the best-kept secret for the past number of years. However, with the recent opening of new shops, restaurants, cafes and more, the secret is well and truly out about Whistler’s coolest neighbourhood.

Check out this guide and make sure you don’t miss out on any hidden gems on your next trip to Whistler.

Guide to Function Junction Whistler

Summertime in Function Junction. Photo - Mike Crane

Where Is Function Junction?

Function Junction is located 4km south of Creekside here in Whistler. It takes about 5 minutes to get there when driving or 20 minutes if you want to cycle there. It’s serviced by the 10, 20 and 20X bus routes.

Food & Drink

Function Junction really shines when it comes to food and drink. There’s no shortage of options to treat yourself here!

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Whistler Brewing Company

Beer lovers rejoice! Whistler Brewing Company is a Whistler staple. They opened their doors in 1989 and have been quenching the thirst of locals and visitors ever since. They run tours, beer tasting menus and even have a delicious food menu. If you’re in Function Junction, you have to stop by.

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Coast Mountain Brewing

That’s right, another brewery! We do beer so well here that there are two breweries in Function Junction. Coast Mountain Brewing bill themselves as a “boutique craft brewery” and they’ve been making some of the most unique beers in town. The Day Dreamer IPA is one of their most popular beers in Whistler.

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Purebread

Purebread has been serving up some of the best sweet and savoury treats in Whistler for the number of years now. They started out by baking bread at home and now have five locations between Whistler and Vancouver. The Function Junction store is the original store!

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Wildwood Cafe

If you’re looking for a classic diner breakfast then Wildwood Cafe is the breakfast spot for you. They whip up some of the best eggs benedict in town and serve generous sizes and bottomless coffees. They have a sister location in Whistler Village, but many locals prefer the original in Function Junction.

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Camp Lifestyle & Coffee

High-end coffees and decadent treats are the order of the day at Camp Lifestyle & Coffee. The highly-trained baristas take extreme care when expertly crafting your coffee. If you enjoy a piccolo, matcha latte or misto, then this is the cafe for you.

Shopping

Now that you’ve enjoyed your coffee and snack, you’re ready to go shopping!

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Chromag Bikes

Chromag Bikes are one of the most iconic mountain biking brands in the world. And they just so happen to come from Whistler and have their headquarters in Function Junction. You can stop in a chat with the mechanics, pick up a new saddle, riding jersey, or even one of their famous hardtails!

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The Velvet Underground

Say no to fast fashion! That’s the motto of the owners of Whistler’s coolest clothes store. The team here upcycle clothes and make their own creations. Not only will you look great, but you’ll be doing your bit to help the environment. The Velvet Underground sells some really funky clothes and even have their own vegan cafe in the store.

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The Sk8 Cave

The Sk8 Cave is Whistler’s original skate shop. The owners have created a laid back shopping environment. They stock all the big brands of boards, tech, shirts, hats and more. There’s even a mini-ramp in the shop where you can try out your new gear! 

Activities

Function Junction also attracts people looking to do some activities. It’s a great excuse to burn off that treat that you’ve just had at Purebread!

Forged Axe Throwing

Want to try a very Canadian activity? Forged Axe Throwing lets visitors throw axes at wooden targets. You get some training from the staff to show you how to throw properly and try to beat your friends! They even run a local league for those die-hard axe throwers.

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Mountain Biking

Mountain biking is popular everywhere in Whistler, but some trails are best accessed from Function Junction. Some of the most popular trails in the area include; The Flank Trail, Pigs on a Wing, Duncan’s / Business Time, and AM-PM. Bring your trail map and explore the area!

That concludes our look at Function Junction. Don’t take our word for it though, get down there and explore it for yourself!